Wrapper: Dominican Corojo
Binder: Dominican Corojo
Filler: Nicaraguan Dominican, and Pennsylvania
Blender/Creator: Robert Caldwell
Factory: Tabacalera William Ventura
Purchase Source: CigarBid.com
Date Purchased: September 17, 2021
Date Smoked: February 21, 2024
COVID-19 Day 832
I was looking forward to blazing this Long Live the King The Heater (Corona) by Caldwell Cigars today, and I’m glad I did for an easy and relaxing smoking experience.
Once lit, cedar, leather, and white pepper tobacco flavors come forward with a retrohale that sang the praises of leather. I did notice that the cap end was kind of soft and mushy, so we’ll see how she goes.
I recently discovered a new trick of blowing out ammonia and other impurities from younger cigars… to impress the “Room” I also discovered that these gases that are released from the footer can also be ignited providing a flame thrower show.
At about the halfway point, the white pepper becomes more noticeable on the retrohale while there weren’t any other transitions that I could detect for the rest of the way.
Smoke Time: 2 Hours
Until next time
COVID-19 Day 741
It’s no secret that I’ve grown quite fond of this cigar, and even more so every time I get to smoke it; Long Live the King by Caldwell Cigars is heading for preferred status in the TupperDor. From my very first puffs, I have been a fan!
Through a perfect draw with the correct amount of resistance, this cigar starts delivering earthy tobacco flavors of cedar, slightly sweet leather, and espresso…. light white pepper comes through delightfully on the retrohale and I’m smiling singing its praises.
As I proceed, I’m perfectly happy to sit and luxuriate while I smoke and work through the reading I have in front of me.
This Long Live the King The Heater (Corona) by Caldwell Cigars is a gem and I can’t wait to smoke it again!
COVID-19 Day 609:
Well, I was really looking forward to smoking this Long Live the King The Heater (Corona) by Caldwell Cigars for the second time today, but, I was really surprised at how open and loose the draw from this specimen was… I may have o check the TupperDor when I get back to the Adobe to make sure my humidity levels are correct (I checked and the humidification is spot-on).
After struggling with this cigar just past the first third, I decided to chop off the half of this cigar to see if there was any firmly packed tobacco in this thing. As I felt my way up the cigar, it was soft mushy well past the second third, so that’s where I decided to chop it off…
No luck. I put this out and chalk it up to a learned experience… These are Hand-Rolled (handmade)… it’s a wonder that any of these Premium Hand-Made cigars smoke and perform at all.
I haven’t given up on this Caldwell blend… stay tuned!
COVID-19 Day 548
I was in disbelief that hadn’t smoked this Caldwell Long Live the King The Heater (Corona). After all this time exploring the other Caldwell blends, I missed this one until today. Well, I’m glad I finally got to spark it!
Once lit, fabulous tobacco flavors of earthy oak, dark chocolate, leather, and a touch of black pepper carry thru to a little zing of black pepper on the retrohale. After it got warmed up a bit, a touch of brown sugar was revealing itself on the finish to accompany the delicious aforementioned tobacco flavors.
I’m almost at the halfway point and I’m enjoying the ramped leather tobacco flavors delivered on plenty of chewy creamy smoke with a touch of something that still reminds me of brown sugar sweetness on the finish. The ash doesn’t want to hang on for more than a half-inch or so at the most, so I’m wondering what type of tobacco is used for the filler… ?
I’m at the last third and I’m loving this cigar… I can’t believe that I’ve missed smoking it amongst the other Caldwell cigars.
Smoke Time: 2 Hours
Smoke Output: Thick
|Overall Rating (1-5): 4